Walla Walla Community College (Idaho)

Walla Walla Community College (Idaho): The Bridge the Gap Project provided best practice training, curriculum and community support to students from under-resourced backgrounds to help them successfully navigate systems of higher learning. Community college faculty and staff were also provided with opportunities to enhance understanding of low-income students and improve retention rates. At the conclusion of the two-year program, data showed a 23% greater annual retention rate in Year 1 and 15% greater in Year 2 for students enrolled in Investigations into Economic Class in America as compared to those enrolled in the traditional studies skills class.